High, chiseled cheekbones – once exclusively the hallmark of runway models – are now just a 20-minute appointment away! In our youth, plentiful facial collagen meant plump, smooth skin. Even if we had a few extra pounds to shed, our cheekbones looked structured and taut, due to the underlying fat pads.
As we age, collagen production declines and these fat pads droop, lending a hollowed, tired appearance to the face.
Thanks to injectables like Voluma® Juvederm® Restylane® Sculptra Aesthetic®, Radiesse®, and the skilled artistry of Dr. Elizabeth Roche, a master injector and trainer to other physicians, New Jersey-area clients can restore collagen, improve skin tone, and recreate the high, defined cheekbones associated with youth. Small, precisely-placed injections of cheek enhancement fillers allow for the most natural look.
Clients who want an instant transformation can select hyaluronic acid-based gels like Voluma®, Juvederm®, Perlane® or Restylane®. These fillers for cheek enhancement work to create subtle lift and definition the moment they are injected into the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance in the body the provides hydration and structure to skin. Primarily a sugar base substance, HA’s are in nearly every cell and the greatest concentration is in skin tissue. That’s why youthful skin looks smooth, plump and healthy.
Because HA is naturally-occurring, there is no threat of an allergic reaction from hyaluronic acid-based gel injectables. The body gradually metabolizes the hyaluronic acid gel over time, requiring repeat injections approximately every 6 months to maintain the look.
The newest FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume and deep injection into the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss is Voluma®. Formulated to provide a contour and subtle lift, Voluma® also restores lost facial volume to the cheekbones and chin. A smooth, natural look and feel, patients can expect results to last up to two years.
While most people have heard of HA fillers, there are other cheek fillers like Radiesse® and Sculptra®. Like HA injectables, the results from Radiesse® are immediate. Unlike HA, Radiesse® is comprised of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body, so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen. Radiesse® lasts approximately 12 months in the cheek area, stimulates collagen and offers immediate results.
Sculptra Aesthetic was created specifically to address loss of volume and definition in the cheeks. The main ingredient in Sculptra Aesthetic® is poly-L-lactic acid – the same material that is used in dissolvable sutures. Sculptra Aesthetic® works to gradually restore lost collagen. It is best suited for those clients who prefer steady and subtle, rather than obvious or instant, improvement. Because the client has grown his or her own collagen with Sculptra®, it does not require frequent touch-ups as do HA or Radiesse® treatments. A typical Sculptra Aesthetic® regimen requires an average of three injections over a period of several months, with results lasting up to two years.
If you’re new to cheek enhancement fillers, Dr. Elizabeth Roche may suggest to start with an HA treatment, as HA injections last only several months and can give the patient a good visual idea of what to expect.
To find out which filler is right for you, call 201-505-1020 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Roche. Get started today for a more youthful you tomorrow with a liquid face lift!